Articles Tagged With ‘sewage spill’




300,000 gallons of sewage spill into the Salinas River

By KAREN VELIE An estimated  300,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the Salinas River in the Templeton area amid the storm on Monday, according to San Luis Obispo Public Health Department. Health officials did not disclose why the Templeton Community... (Continue reading)

Nearly 10,000 gallons of sewage spill into creek in Morro Bay

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Nearly 10,000 gallons of sewage spilled into a creek in Morro Bay amid the storm on Monday, according to San Luis Obispo Public Health Department. At about 11 a.m., sewage began spilling into Morro Creek at 160... (Continue reading)

Thousands of gallons of sewage spill in San Luis Obispo

By KAREN VELIE A blocked sewer line caused approximately 4,250 gallons of raw sewage to pour into San Luis Obispo Creek on New Years Eve, according to the SLO County Public Health Department. The spill started at about 5 p.m.... (Continue reading)

3,000 gallons of sewage spills in Paso Robles

A private sewer lateral pipeline burst in Paso Robles Monday afternoon, resulting in about 3,000 gallons of sewage spilling onto city streets. Shortly before 2 p.m., the spill was reported at 351 Lark Drive, according to the San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Whale washes up, dies near Pismo Beach

A gray whale calf died Tuesday, hours after washing ashore on Pismo State Beach near the Monarch Butterfly Grove. Passersby noticed the whale around 7 a.m. Officials from state and federal agencies then came out to the scene, as did... (Continue reading)

Thousands of gallons of sewage spill in SLO

Sewage burst out of San Luis Obispo pipes twice on Sunday, resulting in 42,000 gallons of effluent spilling into storm drains that flow into the San Luis Obispo Creek and the Pacific Ocean, according to the SLO County Public Health... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district agrees to end litigation, pay fine

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District board announced Wednesday that the state has agreed to settle litigation and permit the district to pay a $1.19 million fine levied because of a 2010 sewage spill. As... (Continue reading)

FEMA rejects John Wallace’s request for disaster funds

By KAREN VELIE The Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected John Wallace’s appeal to reconsider its denial of disaster funds to cover invoices to his company the Wallace Group, according to a Jan. 14 letter from the Governor’s Office of Emergency... (Continue reading)

CMC blames inmates for sewage spill

California Men’s Colony inmates caused a 72,000-gallon sewage spill by throwing trash in toilets, a CMC spokesman said. [Tribune] On Dec. 18, raw sewage spilled at the Men’s Colony after a backup in a sewer line located on Camp San... (Continue reading)

85,000 gallon raw sewage spill at Camp San Luis

An approximately 85,000 gallon raw sewage spill at the California Men’s Colony on Dec. 18 was the result of a blocked sewer line. Shortly before 7 a.m., a clog of plastic and grit blocked the sewer line. Sewage then spilled... (Continue reading)